Cultural Narratives <h2 align="justify"><span style="color: #3366ff;"><strong>JOURNAL INFORMATION</strong></span></h2> <table class="data" width="100%" bgcolor="#f0f0f0"> <tbody> <tr valign="top"> <td width="20%">Journal title</td> <td width="80%"><span style="color: #3366ff;"><strong>Cultural Narratives</strong></span></td> </tr> <tr valign="top"> <td width="20%">Initials</td> <td width="80%"><span style="color: #3366ff;"><strong>CN</strong></span></td> </tr> <tr valign="top"> <td width="20%">Abbreviation</td> <td width="80%"><span style="color: #3366ff;"><strong>Cultural Narratives</strong></span></td> </tr> <tr valign="top"> <td width="20%">Frequency</td> <td width="80%"><span style="color: #3366ff;"><strong>3</strong><strong> issues per year (August, December, &amp; April)</strong></span></td> </tr> <tr valign="top"> <td width="20%">DOI</td> <td width="80%"><span style="color: #3366ff;"><strong>Prefix </strong><strong> by <img src="" alt="" /> <img src="" alt="" height="14" /> (On Process)</strong></span></td> </tr> <tr valign="top"> <td width="20%">ISSN</td> <td width="80%"><span style="color: #3366ff;"><a style="color: #3366ff;" href=""><strong> 3046-6350<em> </em>(online)</strong></a></span></td> </tr> <tr valign="top"> <td width="20%">Editor-in-chief</td> <td width="80%"><a href=";user=64qcC40AAAAJ&amp;view_op=list_works&amp;sortby=pubdate" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><span style="color: #3366ff;"><strong>Dr. NADYA AFDHOLY, S.Hum., M.Pd., M.Hum</strong></span></a></td> </tr> <tr valign="top"> <td width="20%">Publisher</td> <td width="80%"><span style="color: #3366ff;"><strong><a style="color: #3366ff;" href="">CV. Era Digital Nusantara</a></strong></span></td> </tr> <tr valign="top"> <td width="20%">Citation</td> <td width="80%"><span style="color: #3366ff;"><strong>Scopus | Sinta |<a style="color: #3366ff;" href=";hl=id"> Google Scholar</a> | Garuda</strong></span></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p align="justify"><span style="color: #3366ff;"><strong>Cultural Narratives </strong></span>publishes high-quality articles in the field of cultural studies, linguistics, and Literature. The journal invites scientists, lecturers, teachers, and practitioners throughout the world to disseminate topics of cultural studies focusses on minorities, diversity, and group studies, that cover but are not limited to Area or Regional Studies, Literary criticism, Literary theory, Language studies, Linguistics, Translation, Discourse Analysis, and Language Acquisition, but limited to language teaching.</p> <p align="justify"><span style="color: #3366ff;"><strong>Cultural Narratives </strong></span> is a blind peer-reviewed, scientific journal published three times annually – every April, August, and December by CV Era Digital Nusantara</p> CV. Era Digital Nusantara en-US Cultural Narratives 3046-6350 The Depiction of the Meaning of Death through Iola and Anest Character in Salt Root and Roe <p>Death has meaning for each individual, which sometimes holds meaning about the psychological soul in literature. Anxiety, fear of abandonment, and betrayal become unconscious individual factors. These factors are not only conveyed in physical and emotional form but also in the written form of literary works such as contemporary drama. This study discusses how the meaning of death is tied to anxiety, fear of abandonment, and betrayal in a play entitled Salt Root and Roe by Tim Price. This literary work shows how the deaths of the main characters, namely Iola and Anest, twin sisters, are linked to incidents of anxiety and fear originating from childhood trauma, so this influences their subconscious decisions. To analyze and answer the study objectives, the author used qualitative research methods with Sigmund Freud's psychoanalytic theory approach. This study analyzes from the perspective of Freud's psychoanalysis using the tripartite theory of id, ego, and superego of the characters Iola and Anest to discover the character's desires and decisions influenced by their environment. In the process of this analysis, it was discovered that the twin characters, Iola and Anest, had trauma in their childhood, which resulted in anxiety, betrayal, and fear of being abandoned by each other or being abandoned by their loved ones due to the influence of an environment and family that was less than supportive during their childhood. In addition, this study found that Iola and Anest's meaning of death tied each other to each other, indicating that their relationship did not want to be abandoned again and experienced the trauma and disappointment of being abandoned in the past. Tragic death in this literary work means a togetherness created by the characters' deep-seated fears, traumas, and betrayals.</p> Yulia Mega Puspita Copyright (c) 2024 Yulia Mega Puspita 2023-12-31 2023-12-31 1 2 51 61 Depiction of South Kalimantan’s Nature Harmonization in Andaru Folk Stories <p><em>Andaru</em> folklore depicts the close relationship between society and nature. Nature has a central role in meeting people's living needs, especially rivers and forests in the Meratus Mountains. This research uses literary ecological studies. This research aims to describe the relationship between humans and nature in the South Kalimantan <em>Andaru</em> folklore. Describes how people use nature in the South Kalimantan folklore <em>Andaru</em>. To answer the problem formulation, this research will focus on the interaction between community leaders and nature in the South Kalimantan <em>Andaru</em> folklore and how the people in the South Kalimantan <em>Andaru</em> folklore use nature. The results of this research are that it is known that the <em>Andaru</em> folklore first depicts a close relationship between society and nature. Both realms have a central role in meeting people's living needs. Conclusions based on analysis and discussion, it can be concluded that the relationship between nature and society in <em>Andaru</em> folklore is depicted as very close. The community depends on nature, especially rivers and forests in the Meratus Mountains, as the basis of life and economy.</p> Rida Nurbasita Salsabila Sariyem Haswinda Harpriyanti Copyright (c) 2024 Rida Nurbasita Salsabila, Sariyem, Haswinda Harpriyanti 2024-01-28 2024-01-28 1 2 62 70 Decoding the Perpetuation of Patriarchal Culture in the Barbie Movie <p>This research aims to analyze the representation of patriarchal culture in the Barbie film through a semiotic study that uses Roland Barthes’ theory. Roland Barthes developed semiotic theory into three parts, namely denotation, connotation, and myth, but in this study, the researchers only utilized connotation and denotation. This research uses a descriptive qualitative method. The data was taken from the scenes and script of the Barbie 2023 film. The researchers collected data by watching the film, observing the characters in every scene and the script, then taking some notes to categorize the semiotic symbols based on Roland Barthes' theory and analyzing the research data. The results of this research show that despite the movie "Barbie," association with feminism, it does not change the fact that the movie still embodies a patriarchal culture that harms women. This cultural framework perpetuates traditional gender roles, positioning men as leaders, decision-makers, and primary providers while assigning women subordinate roles. In patriarchal cultures, male privilege is ingrained, leading to the marginalization and subjugation of women. This entrenched culture of male privilege influences deep-rooted misogyny, sexism, and societal expectations.</p> Nabila Myisha Dinda Sabila Angelia Brigita Maharani Akira Hilal Ramadhan Mirza Fathima Jauhar Kamalia Copyright (c) 2024 Nabilya Myisha, Dinda Sabila, Angelia Brigita Maharani, Akira Hilal Ramadhan, Mirza Fathima Jauhar Kamalia 2024-01-29 2024-01-29 1 2 71 82 Fashion Brands Identity Through the Use of Slogans: A Stylistics Analysis <p>This research discusses how style has a role in enlivening each word and sentence in the slogan of a brand product in the sphere of advertising from time to time. Through the qualitative descriptive analysis, this research analyses ten slogans from several brand classes, especially on products that have class categorization with stylistic devices to find out the identity function embedded in each word or sentence. The research results show that stylistic devices, especially through lexical features such as vocabulary selection, parts of speech, and metaphor, as well as understanding the deep context of each slogan can show their brand images in advertising. In this way, these stylistic devices sharpen the meaning and reflection of the identity desired by fashion brands to consumers.</p> Muizzu Nurhadi Pininta Veronika Silalahi Shabrina Dwi Arsa Agiel Bramantyo Copyright (c) 2024 Muizzu Nurhadi, Pininta Veronika Silalahi, Shabrina Dwi Arsa, Agiel Bramantyo 2024-01-30 2024-01-30 1 2 83 95 A Study on Women’s Perceptions of Intimate Partner Violence in Egypt <p>The purpose of this study is to investigate women’s perceptions of the main reasons behind their exposure to intimate partner violence (IPV) in Egypt. An online survey was conducted with a random sample of 277 respondents from Cairo and in-depth semi-structured interviews with 20 women who have been subjected to IPV in addition to observation to their living conditions. According to the conversations with the interviewees, the prevalence of IPV can be explained as a means of discharge from their structural conditions and stress factors. Around 79% of the respondents relate IPV with poverty, 65% relate it with lack of economic resources, and 90% believe that education is a triggering factor for it. Only 14% are decisive in associating IPV with a certain social class. The research finds that adverse structural conditions in poor communities such as poor housing, lack of water delivery, lack of education, lack of stable income and the lack of any social or economic opportunities explains the high rate of IPV among poor people. Men’s image of themselves and their manhood is severely threatened. Such a psychological status translates into feelings of depression, anxiety, frustration, anger, and fury leading to IPV. While IPV may be pervasive, is not inevitable. Both government and civil society have a key role in reducing the risk factors and addressing the reasons behind violence against women.</p> Yasmin Khodary Nour Kamel Copyright (c) 2024 Yasmin Khodary, Nour Kamel 2023-12-30 2023-12-30 1 2 96 110